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May 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
is on there to tax him for. and send the drones to fly over his house. and confiscate huckabee's guns and see how he likes it when he can't go hunting anymore. and take his bass dpu tar away. no more music for huck hug and that will make him think again for challenging me. and now i need something for the media to get off of my back. hey, joe, it is the president. i need my vice-president to step up to plate for his country. i need you to do what you do best. go out and say something ridiculous in front of the cameras. let the media focus on. that ♪ tonight on huckabee. as three separate scandals rock the white house, the irs targeting the conservative groups take center stage. is this still america? is the governmento drunk on power it would turn his force and might to harass and intimidate an average american who only wants her voice and their voices heard? >> that average american is katherine. and she jones the governor tonight. plus. my question is not about who is going to resign. my question is who is going to jail? >> but they are not going to jail. >> instead they are promoted and in char
FOX News
May 19, 2013 12:00am EDT
and you ask them under oath which supervisors directed them to withhold tax exempt status and investigate any one who might criticize your administration. you feds know how to do that. you do it all the time. and by the way, the system doesn't need to be fixed, your administration needs to be fixed. so if you want the truth, tell your director of the irs exempt division the learned lois lerner the one who says she is not good at math not to lie to congress, which she did when she said that her screening process was unbiased. when in truth, two years ago, she knew her agents were flagging all cases of any one who might criticize your administration. but, of course, mr. president, you will get to the bottom of this. >>e think we will be able to -- i think we will be able to figure out exactly what happened, who was involved, what went wrong and we are going to be able to implement steps to fix it. and we began that process yesterday by asking and accepting the resignation of the acting director there. >> judge jeanine: so now you tell the acting director of the irs steven miller that he he
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May 19, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to the organization, there is no tax deduction and it makes it difficult to continue forward with the effort to eliminating voter fraud. >> yes, i mean, it will top to be a challenge and certainly that determination would make it much easier. one thing i learned in three years of being involved in the way i have been in a grassroots level, i have learned that americans will stand for the side of truth. they will stand. even if that means we don't have a determination that allows us to go to foundation, i believe that american citizens will be ready to stand for election integrity. and that's all we need. >> do you feel hounded by the federal government and made your life a living hell pause they had resources and unlimited power to do it? >> i believe and i feel that what we have been through understand for a reason. and yes, it is not been fun. that is to be sure. but i think that our role is to be messengers and bring focus to a larger debate that we need to be having in the country. citizens should not foretheir government. if in fact the federal government is making a coordinated effort
FOX News
May 18, 2013 12:00am EDT
conservatives. earlier today, lawmakers on capitol hill grilled the top official at the tax agency ousted commissioner steve miller during a firey hearing. now, there was several bomb shell revealations for starters during his testimony today miller admitted that the apology made last week by irs lawyer lois learner was staged. watch this. >> do you know miss celia roady a member of the advisory council on tax exempt and government entities? >> i do. >> was her question to ms. learner about targeting conservative groups planned in advance? >> i believe that we talked about that, yes. >> no, miller also acknowledged that the irs knew about the scandal in may of last year. since you were not able to watch owl of today's testimony here are some of the highlights. >> we were told no such targeting was happening. that isn't being misled. that is lying. >> this is very chilling for the american people. i know that where you are at and you are going to -- you are resigning and walking away from it. but you this is not going to go away. this is the pandora's box opened and i don't know he if we c
FOX News
May 16, 2013 9:00pm PDT
's list scandal. a short time ago fox news learned that a second top official at the tax agency has announced plans to resign. now for the latest on the fallout surrounding the scandal and much more we head to washington. doug, what's the latest? >> the second ira executive to announce his plans to retire is joseph grant, commissioner of the tax-exempt entities division. he's an 8-year vet and former staffer of the house ways and means committee. that's the tax writing committee on the house side. surprisingly he was promote today his position only eight days ago, two days before the scandal broke. previously he worked for the democratic majority of the powerful ways and means committee. under the former illinois congressman. irs employeesed thousands to causes but two-thirds benefited democrats and liberal leaning organizations. one of those donors was douglas shulman. he was a george bush appointee and contributed $5,000 in 2004. the first hearing on the irs scandal commences tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in the house ways and means committee. they will know doubt and how high up in the c
FOX News
May 18, 2013 2:00pm PDT
groups and you make them wait sometimes up to three years for approval of the tax status that you're pushing through for the liberals and call that poor service? i would call it biased, unfair targeting of conservative groups. >> there is a lot of this goingr on and there is specificy: examples that t i find very interesting. representative kevinnd brady haa constituent and he was talking about this and this was a woman who had tea party affiliation and had applied for this tax exempt status in july of 2010 and they said, 20 months later, february 2012, she received a letter from the irs, a lot of questions, seaned them now three years to the day that she first filed her application is still pending. take a listen to representative brady. >> she was visited by the f.b.i., domestic terrorism unit. her personal returns and her business returns were both audited by the irs. she received four f.b.i. inquiries. this is a citizen in a small business woman who had never been audited by the irs. is this still america? is this government so drunk on power that it would turn its full
FOX News
May 18, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in its review of organizations applying for tax exempt status? yes. was the irs delaying their applications? yes, and finally, did the irs ask unnecessary and inappropriate questions of applicants. again, yes. >> it was inadvertent. just some odd underlings out of cincinnati that did this and there was no political motive whatever involved. the question is how stupid do they think we are? >> geraldo: stupid or crafty, the second scandal plaguing the administration is still the spin the state department put on benghazi. >> ongoing obsession with talking points and benghazi and the attempts to politicize that. constitute a side show driven purely by or largely by political interests. >> the fact that the state department was intimately involved in this and they were taking out factual information because they were worried about the political ramifications of that, i think that is a pretty important point. >> geraldo: and perhaps the most important point or at least the scandal closest to home for working reporters the aggressive crackdown on a cia leak published by the asso
FOX News
May 12, 2013 1:00pm PDT
reports that the federal government apparently used it powers of tax aches to unfairly targeted certain groups. a report reveals that the word tea party and patriot were among triggers that sent several months of applications for tax exempt status to a team of specialists. >> the conclusion they did have agents engaged in intimidation of political groups. i don't care if you are a conservative, a liberal democratic or republican, this should send a chill up your spine. >> reporter: jay carney believes that the american people expects and deserves to have the very best public servants with the highest level of integrity on their behalf. carney said the president expects swift punishment for the th misconduct. it's both parties and both houses of congress for an investigation. >> i'm concerned about that. my understanding is the inspector general is doing a report that report should be out shortly. i think we have to take a good look at it. >> they targeted conservatives for tax exempt status but bottom line they used key words to go after conservative. this is something you have to insti
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May 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
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May 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
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May 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
targeting conservative groups applying for tax exempt status. >> americans have a right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs. given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. >> shepard: the president says he is also ordering changes at the irs to make sure something like this does not happen again. wendell goler live at the white house. wendell? >> well, shep, it's not surprising heads rolled over. this house speaker john boehner signaled he would accept nothing less. the white house still hasn't decided if they should take action in anyone involved in the justice department subpoena of a.p. phone records. president talked to reporters after a meeting with treasury secretary jack lew and announced that lu -- lew had taken action. >> secretary lu took the first step accepting the resignation of the irs. given the situation surrounding this audit it's important to institute new leadership that can help instill confidence going forward. >> acting commissioner stephan miller r
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May 15, 2013 8:00pm PDT
on and on. >> bill: this was all so you could get tax-free, tax exempt status extended? is that why you were -- >> -- no. not extended. >> bill: what was interaction with the irs all about. >> not even rescinded. we have never been granted or rejected irs status for 501 c 4 or 501 c 3 status. we applied in december of 2010. it's been over two years. >> bill: it's still pending. you still don't have it? >> the irs is still stringing us along today. >> bill: so, in order to try to get the tax exempt status, that organization is like planned parenthood, for example have, and very active political organizations have. in order to try to get that you filed a requisite paper with the irs and then they came in and asked you intrusive questions about things that you believe they had no business asking about; is that correct. >> that's absolutely correct. it wasn't like they came in and asked for it. there was nothing -- no communication from them for months and months and months and months. >> bill: so they dragged it on. they weren't responsive to what you wanted to do. >> they weren't responsive. t
FOX News
May 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
spending, debt, taxes, and people interested in making america a better place to live and those critical of how the country is run. for the the first time the president was asked about the down-right taxpayer funded witch hunts and how he declared his innocence. watch this. >> i learn about it from the same reports most people learned about it. i think it was on friday. this is pretty straightforward. if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there is no place for it. you know, they have to be held fully accountable. >> now while the president claims he only found out about this late last week, members of his own administration were reportedly alerted from conservative groups were being targeted nearly two years ago. according to the wall street journal, an upcoming report from the treasurely department's inspector general will reveal a top irs lawyer was informed about this practice in june of 2011. however, almost a year later after she was briefing her boss, th
FOX News
May 14, 2013 10:00am PDT
organization. the irs harassing and intimidating, not just conservative leaning groups but tax exempt groups they said they would like limited government, not red flag them in the eyes of the irs. now, we have the white house press secretary and president telling that no changes were made to these talking points. not to believe our lying eyes and we have the documents and reports right in front of us to show how extensive the reports were and the suggestions that was in an effort to cover up the white house and state department failures in protecting americans in benghazi on 9/11 of last year. give me the big picture perspective? >> big picture perspective last one is most problematic for the president. the thing that he said was not true about benghazi whether he claimed that he had called it a terrorist attack. he hadn't done that until yesterday. so now you have to try to unwind something that is never good, when you are denying the presence have a cover-up to mislead the press that is accusing you of misleading in the past. that keeps that story going. these other two things going, boy,
FOX News
May 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
in their government. is there any limit to the scope of where you folks can go? >> this is wrong to abuse the tax system. this screams out for tax reform, does it not? >> i think it's an area right for redefinition and reform, yes, sir. >> do you want to know where a lot of this comes from? look at senator levin's letter. senator levin specifically mental add bunch of the groups that you all targeted. you were all doing what democrat senators were asking. >> i just think the american people have seen what's going on right now in their government. this is absolutely an overreach and outrage for america. >> i yield back. [ applause ] >> all right. >> senator mike kelly there at the end. that was one of the loudest fits of applause. mike kelly said you can put anybody out of business if you want to. you are the irs. how scary is that. when the irs comes in there you are not allowed to be showedy. this is an overreach. >> they prevented people from going into business. this is in the middle of a presidential campaign. they hamstrung some of the president's most vocal opponents prevented them from ent
FOX News
May 13, 2013 9:00pm PDT
of perjury and questions on it from the irs to one of the tax organizations. soit took us about two weeks to get to be able to persuade the individual to allow us to go forward. i spoke to a number of former colleagues in the tax division and justice department. i worked at the justice department to figure out the best way to approach this, we decided a landmark legal foundation it wasn't so much representing individual groups as putting an tond this and investigating the internal revenue service. that is why we went to the inspector general. and he and his group have done a terrific job representing individual tax groups. but what troubles me most about this, sean, well one of the issues troubling me is the passive ti and timid ti of congress. the fact is that a year ago congress should have been calling witnesses before their committees should have placed them under oath, should have been persuing possible perjury claims and should have goten to the bottom of this before elections cycle ran out. why, for the live of me these committee chairmen are beating their chests, why they drnlt do
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May 18, 2013 1:00am PDT
there sholman put they're her there. >> bill: the previous guy before miller? what was she doing. >> tax exempt division. shoe was running the tax exempt version tea party gain that kind of status and she was running. >> and she was running that and rubbing them off shy did going to done that. take her in the middle up to this you know that's a natural place though. put her. >> make her more powerful. >> no one can come up with her title right now. we do know she is in charge of the affordable care act. >> enforcement. >> implementation. >> got to do it or get fined by the irs. >> if the president were going to fire some people you would have thought the first person on the list. >> bill: she would have been fired. >> the person in charge. they are trying told on to her. >> bill: i'm lauinlike it says points memo it's so ridiculous is it not absurd? >> it is absurd. and it's also though, an absolute validation of every fear we ever had about what this administration is about. ifsz not being sincere the president, not being con tried. he was hiding the person most culpable by all appearances in
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May 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
" reports that the irs was looking at groups involved with such issues as government spending, debt, taxes. the groups that say their goal was to make america a better place to live and more, martha. martha: a lot of people say the president must respond to this and quickly. what about lawmakers, what is their next move, mike? >> reporter: so far we've heard mostly from republican outrage because the indication conservative groups took much of the heat. liberals noted that it could be progressive or liberal groups that are targeted. california senator dianne feinstein expressed concern what she heard. extra scrutiny to particular groups. she wants to know why. the house overnight chairman says a friday afternoon apology by the irs not nearly enough. >> forgiveness comes with a cost. the irs has to show that there are measures to punish those who did it. and to prevent it from happening in the future. and those are pretty important, particularly after you realize that high-ranking irs officials knew two years ago this was going on and continued having denials until a few weeks ago. >> repor
FOX News
May 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. if a future administration is starting to use the tax laws to favor one party over another or one political view over another, obviously we are all vulnerable. >> bill: okay. mr. obama fired the irs acting director last night and replaced him today with another bureaucrat. but there is deep suspicion in some circles that the liberal obama administration created an atmosphere where far left zealots in the irs were basically unsupervised. they could do what they want. that's a hard charge to prove but, there is no question that mr. obama's administration is ideological. thus, suspicions run deep. today, mr. obama pledged a big irs clean-up. >> we will be putting in new leadership that will be able to make sure that following up on the i.g. audit, that we gather up all the facts that he we hold accountable those that have taken these outrageous actions. >> of course, the president had to say that what's he going to say i'm not going to do anything? i'm not going to fix it. i don't care. he had to say that again, there is suspicion because after 8 months the benghazi deal still has not been fix
FOX News
May 19, 2013 9:00am PDT
c 4 tax-exempt status that other organizations are getting because they are a conservative organization, a tea party organization. we need to have accountability. we will see, the attorney general, the justice department have announced they will investigate the irs matter. but we are not going to leave it to the attorney general or the justice department. we are conducting our investigations in the houses, the ways & means committee, the oversight government reform committee, the judiciary committee, to make sure that the american people hold the mrtionz accountability and get answers to their questions. >> we thank you for your time. a lot of investigations, very busy. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> coming up, news on a case that we have been following for you. a german family came to america, seeking asyl tom home school its children, something that got them into a lot of trouble in their home country. there has been a development. you will hear about it after the break. to support strong bones. and the brand most recommended by... my doctor. my gynecologist. my pharm
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May 14, 2013 3:00am PDT
said a long time ago cincinnati was in control of looking into the tax-exempt organizations. they did it. we'll get to the bottom of it. we'll talk to the slowest learner. when the hearings start on friday, we'll have someone let go. many organizations reporting this goes all the way to washington. it is much bigger than that. you have to wonder whose agenda it is for. the president outraged yesterday. no doubt about it. the i.r.s. can't be doing this. i'm offended by it. it is amazing, there is no example of an organization looking for that tax-exempt status that flies against or for his party like media matters, where they're being investigated. everyone on the same page go after the groups with freedom in the title, with tea party in the title, with patriot in the title. that's just the start. >>steve: when we first heard about this story on friday, and we heard it's low-level employees just in the cincinnati office. not true. there are apparently people in the d.c. office. also there are two california locations as well. laguna nigel. it is not low-level people because the acting
FOX News
May 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
tax-exempt purpose and to insure that political campaign activity is not the organization's primary activity. but the irs went about implementing that request in politically one-sided way. listen to representative darrell issa. >> use constitution, bill of rights, patriot, tea party you are likely to have a very rough time. apparently if you use progressive or move on you are not. this kind of targeting what we knew before the election and now we have proof. >> reporter: baucus's office told fox news with his letter to the irs commissioner chairman baucus expected this oversight to be thorough and equitable and administered across the board. it appears it was not, gregg. bill: what is the latest on the congressional investigations? >> reporter: the senate finance committee and the house ways and means committee are both planning investigations as early as this week. in addition the irs inspector general is expected to release his full report on the issue at any time. meantime other members of congress are calling for swift action regardless of any investigations. senator marco rubio
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May 14, 2013 1:00am PDT
difficult for them to achieve tax exempt status. shulman left the irs in november. the agency now blames targeting on, quote: low level employees. and then there is the continuing controversy over benghazi. today president obama said. this. >> the whole issue of this -- of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a side show. what we have been very clear about throughout was that immediately after this event happened, we were not clear who exactly carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were. >> bill: the president believes that he and his administration did nothing wrong. by telling the world that an anti-islamic video might have caused the terror attack in benghazi. but there was at the time strong evidence the video had nothing to do with the attack. the white house, the state department, both knew that. so, who exactly told ambassador wright to deflect the real evidence by raising the video? who exactly did that? america can differ about the difference of these stories. and the press has been reluctant to cover benghazi. now that seems to be changi
May 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
.r.s. officials knew it june 2011 that tea party and other conservative groups applying for tax exempt status were being red flagged. despite denials almost nine months later by then i.r.s. commissioner douglas shulman. >> there's absolutely no targeting. >> reporter: lois lerner is the i.r.s. official in charge of determining which organizations qualify for tax exempt status. according to the report, on june 29th, 2011, she was told that groups with the names tea party or patriots would face additional scrutiny. six months later in january 2012, the i.r.s. added political action organizations involved in educating on the constitution and bill of rights. the i.r.s. does not dispute the time line of the inspector general's report. republican congressman darrell issa says his committee will investigate. >> there's got to be accountability for people who are telling lies about it being done. >> reporter: the i.r.s. called the mistake low level and bureaucratic. that is not likely to satisfy members of congress. they are going to want to know who else spoke inside the i.r.s. and outside was aware of t
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May 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT
party and other portions applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions. the report also reveals the i. g. recommended nine specific steps that needed to be taken in order to prevent this from ever happening again in the future. however, the irs agreed to implement only seven of the nine steps and this did not sit well with the i. g.. in a letter he writes, quote, the irs's response also states issues discussed in the report have been resolved. we disagree with this statement as well, corrective actions have not been fully implemented. the arrogance of the irs and this administration simply can't be overstated. apen kicks 8 of the report is a copy of the letter they sent responding to investigators. in this they actually deny any of this was political. they say, quote, we believe the front line career employees that made the decisions acted out of a desire for efficiency and not out of any political or partisan viewpoint. again, the inspector general disagrees and says more needs to be done. by the way, frankly, so do i. minutes ago president obama releas
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May 13, 2013 2:00am PDT
. >> as for the tea party itself t meaning taxed enough already the members want those responsible to be fired. these people either need to be terminated or they need to resign. it's a clear abuse of power unelected public servants are supposed to serve our citizen ry. they were acting like rulers in charge of their little kingdom. this is not how america works. we don't have teams. >> white house secretary jay carney says quote if the inspector general finds there were any rules broken or conduct of government officials did not meet the standards required of them the president expects that swift and appropriate at the presents will be taken to address any misconduct. based on republican con can gres man darrel issa chairman of the house over site committee is promising to look further into this adding quote this is something you have to institute changes to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> absolutely. thank you, kelly. we are turning to our other developing story in dc. law americas continue to speak out about the deadly terror attack in ben gi. democrats and republicans going head to he
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May 13, 2013 10:00am PDT
hour reacting to the irs' admission after it was caught that it specifically targeted the tax status of conservative groups during the 2012 elections. but not just conservative groups. the news first broke on friday. we brought it to you here. we have since learned the irs' actions went much further than was originally first reported. an inspector general's report, they were working on this, examining the irs, and it was determined they had done some things. then came the sudden add milgs. they find this practice started back in early 2010 with the irs looking into tea party and patriot groups but that's not all. by june 2011, the list drastically expanded and now included groups that focused on government spending, government debt and taxes. if you're interested in one of those, your irs may have been targeting you for extra screening and scrutiny if you sought tax exempt status. lou dobbs is host of "lou dobbs tonight" on the fox business network. they wanted extra scrutiny and information on groups whose goals included limiting government and educating on the constitution and bill
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May 14, 2013 2:00am PDT
it comes to children. >> is there any drinking going on in this crowd? >> no. >> a tax funder psa to talk to their children as young as 9 years old about the dangers of drinking. the substance abuse mental health service administration says that's when kids start to think about drinking. many parents say that's the last thing on their mind. a georgia man says he found the top secret original recipe for coca-cola. now he wants to sell it on ebay for $50 million. he found it in an old box of papers he bought from the famous georgia kenna. the company said it might be close but it is not the real thing. get it, heather. >> maybe he will be calling in sick to work today. not sure. speaking of sick days they are meant to be used when you are ill. but some professions take more sick days than others it costs the u.s. economy millions -- billions of dollars. >> an estimated 84 billion a year is what workers taking sick days cost the economy. we will show you the workers who are sick the most. service workers these are police officers barbers and waiters. they miss almost one day every two months
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May 16, 2013 2:00am PDT
the bombshell news that the tax agency efforts were to target conservative allegations with the budget cycle. doug luzader has more. >> this is likely to be the first among many responses to the irs scandal as the white house tries to get ahead of news that seems to grow more troubling each day. steven miller is the first to go. the acting commissioner of the irs apparently was scheduled to leave that postanyway. the president used his ouster to show the white house is responsive. >> given the controversy surrounding this audit it is important to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward. >> the president would not take any questions part of an effort to manage the controversy. he is expected to take two questions from reporters later today but that's about it as the white house battles multiple scandals some over shadowed now by this irs issue and republican attacks over the targeting of conservative groups. >> my question isn't about who is going to resign, my question is who is going to jail over the scandal? >> that is still a possibility as they investigate
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May 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
in their names to see whether they are violating their tax exempt status. lawmakers from both parties are promising to get to the bottom of it. the house ways and means committee will hold a hearing this friday. that's new today according to the chairman the michigan republican dave camp. the senate finance committee chairman max baucus a democrat from montana says his panel will also investigate. its fox top story and mike emanuel is live on it tonight from washington. one republican is calling for the head of the irs to step down, mike. >> that's true. already a call for heads to roll. senator mark co-rubio sent e stronglyto secretary jack urges president obama to demand the irs commissioner's resignation effective immediately. on the other side of the aisle the senate majority leader said there should not be a rush to fire people promised he will take a closer look at the inspector general's report when it comes out later this week. reid saying today quote the alleged actions of ifers employee notice cincinnati field office are a terrible breech of the public's trust targeting any
May 19, 2013 6:30pm EDT
: the winning ticket is worth $590.5 million. $148 million goes right to the federal government in taxes. if the winner takes the lump sum, it will be a $370 million payday. the second largest lottery winnings in the united states, ever. >> tonight we had the biggest jackpot in powerball history. >> reporter: the $590 million jackpot is so large, it could fund the city of zephyrhills' entire government budget for the next 12 years. >> i don't see how one person could ever spend that kind of money. in them, their children and their grandchildren couldn't spend that kind of money. >> reporter: while we're here waiting to find out who won the powerball, in virginia and new jersey, there were two winning tickets sold in the mega millions, the identities of those winning tickets owners are yet to come forward but by comparison to the $590 million in the powerball? those mega million winners are going to have to split a measly $190 million. lester? >> tough times indeed, kerry sanders, thanks very much. >>> you may feel like you need a lottery jackpot when you hear the latest news at the pump.
May 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT
million. the lottery withholds federal taxes. but in florida, there's no state tashgs, great news for the winner. the rumor mill is on fire. is it one of the town's seniors? or a young woman who works at a store? florida saw says the winner must come forward to claim the money. the ticket that won it all was sold at this florida grocery store. state lottery officials say they're office in tallahassee will be open bright and early tomorrow morning. that's the soonest we could hear about a winner. >> someone or some group not heading back to work tomorrow morning. >>> another train off the tracks tonight. two this weekend. amtrak train derailing near chicago's union station. 197 passengers onboard the train from new orleans. no one was hurt. but this comes just as we get new imsagages from the derailme friday night. the struggle to save the injured unfolds on this video. gio benitez with the news that those tracks will not be up and running for tomorrow morning. >> reporter: the moment of impact, captured by teenagers skateboarding near the accident site. >> all i hear is a big bomb
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was commissioner of the tax unit between 2009 and 2012. at that time according to the washington examiners she got more than 100,000 dollars in bonuses. her successor is taking the fall for that scandal and he has since announced his retirement. her new unit is responsible for enforcing parts of the sweeping healthcare law such as enforcing fines associated with the individual mandate and determining whether people are eligible for subsidies from the government to help pay for insurance. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell releasing a report yesterday reading stunning just stunning. meanwhile during the press conference yesterday president obama says he did not know anything about the investigation into the irs program until it was made public. >>> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through the press. >>> it is unclear if they will resign in the irs in the days to come. but they will be keeping an eye on the hearing today. >> thanks, patti ann? >> thanks, heather. now to stories you can bank on this morning. a rolle
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is on there to tax him for. and send the drones to fly over his house.
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